George Keyes (1845-1980) was one of the most prominent and respected African Amerincan Men and Civil War Veteran in Scranton...
On this day in history, FRI SEPT. 1968, Scranton was in debate over race. Fair housing legislations and introducing a Black History curriculum into the school district were hot topics.
Some folks like to to believe that the Ku Klux Klan does not hold a legacy here in Scranton. But here is proof, that on this day down Lackawanna Avenue the Klan marched ostentatiously and unbothered in white ropes and pointed caps--a symbol of white supremacy, terrorism and hate. The only loosely implemented mandate given [...]
TODAY IN WOMEN'S HISTORY: Mrs. Clarence Bergen discusses "The Role of Negro Women in American Life" 1951
THIS DAY IN HISTORY- Dec 20, 1894, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Teenage boy named John Bird was tortured and falsely accused of murder. The assailants, two bigoted detectives assumed the worse of this black boy. According to this article published in the Scranton Tribune, "the boy knew nothing and says they hauled him up twice for several [...]